A Practical Approach to Utility Network Modernization

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Today’s electric utility networks are typically based on legacy SONET/SDH technology that is well understood, reliable, and provides deterministic behavior. However, this present mode of operation is becoming risky and expensive to maintain as legacy SONET/SDH platforms and services are being discontinued by both equipment vendors and network operators and are at risk of failure due to dwindling support. Ciena’s 6500 can provide a low-risk, seamless evolution to next-generation communication architectures while continuing to leverage the existing utility SONET/SDH operations and infrastructure.

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